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Standings
CHW
@CAL
5
0
MIL
@OAK
4
5
NYM
@CHC
5
4
SFG
@HOU
2
1
PHI
@MON
6
4
PIT
@STL
5
0
Thursday, September 23, 1971,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 10,918, Time of Game: 2:19
Pirates
5
95-62
 Won 2 
1st
at Cardinals
0
85-71
 Lost 2 
2nd, 9½ GB
W: Nelson Briles (8-4)
L: Reggie Cleveland (12-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  1  0   0  3  0   0  0  0    5 12  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .300 .359 .367 .726 0.051 0.70 0.101 -0.051 0.2 1 3
Vic Davalillo CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .285 .313 .387 .701 0.085 0.52 0.088 -0.003 0.7 2 0 2B
Al Oliver 1B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .281 .318 .446 .764 0.052 0.91 0.130 -0.078 -0.0 13 0
Willie Stargell LF 5 1 2 2 0 2 5 .299 .402 .633 1.036 0.067 0.58 0.137 -0.070 1.3 1 0 HR
   Gene Clines LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .360 .389 .749 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Milt May C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .323 .433 .756 -0.040 0.50 0.007 -0.047 -0.6 5 0
Richie Zisk RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .200 .333 .467 .800 -0.039 0.39 0.000 -0.039 -0.9 3 0
Jose Pagan 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .260 .325 .370 .695 0.010 0.39 0.028 -0.019 0.0 0 3
Gene Alley SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .237 .304 .356 .660 0.030 0.53 0.057 -0.027 0.8 2 6
Nelson Briles P 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .300 .421 .721 -0.004 0.51 0.018 -0.022 -0.6 0 0 SH
Team Totals 38 5 12 5 1 10 40 .316 .333 .421 .754 0.212 0.57 0.566 -0.356 0.9 27 12
2B: V Davalillo (14, off R Cleveland).
HR: W Stargell (46, off R Cleveland, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: N Briles (3, off R Cleveland).
TB: W Stargell 5; V Davalillo 3; J Pagan 2; G Alley 2; N Briles; A Oliver; D Cash; M May.
RBI: W Stargell 2 (123); D Cash (34); G Alley (28); A Oliver (62).
2-out RBI: D Cash; G Alley.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Cash-G Alley-A Oliver.
E: W Stargell (4).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .316 .388 .425 .813 -0.009 0.45 0.025 -0.033 -0.3 2 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .267 .320 .333 .652 -0.066 0.62 0.000 -0.066 -0.8 1 1
Matty Alou 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .311 .347 .405 .752 -0.027 0.46 0.012 -0.039 -0.2 9 1
Joe Torre 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 .363 .420 .554 .974 0.126 0.61 0.130 -0.004 1.3 1 1 2B,HBP
Ted Simmons C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .305 .348 .424 .773 -0.135 1.03 0.000 -0.135 -2.0 10 0 GDP
Jose Cruz CF 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .276 .377 .427 .803 0.007 0.69 0.044 -0.037 0.4 1 0 2B
Joe Hague RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .228 .329 .390 .719 -0.104 1.03 0.000 -0.104 -1.4 3 0
Dal Maxvill SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .224 .301 .259 .560 -0.047 0.66 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 0 4
Reggie Cleveland P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .171 .179 .195 .374 -0.017 0.71 0.000 -0.017 -0.1 0 1
   Chuck Taylor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Stinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .375 .708 -0.007 0.29 0.000 -0.007 -0.1
   Al Santorini P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Burda PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .388 .348 .735 -0.008 0.30 0.000 -0.008 -0.3
   Santiago Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 0 6 0 0 3 34 .182 .206 .242 .448 -0.287 0.67 0.211 -0.497 -4.1 27 8
2B: J Torre (33, off N Briles); J Cruz (13, off N Briles).
HBP: J Torre (4, by N Briles).
TB: J Cruz 4; J Torre 3; M Alou.
GIDP: T Simmons (20).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
E: T Simmons (9); L Brock (13).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nelson Briles, W (8-4) 9 6 0 0 0 3 0 2.91 34 78 0.287 0.67 4.1
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 34 78 0.287 0.67 4.1

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Reggie Cleveland, L (12-12) 4.2 11 5 5 1 5 1 4.01 26 26 -0.238 0.83 -3.2
Chuck Taylor 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.58 1 2 0 0.009 0.35 0.5
Al Santorini 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.63 7 0 0 0.012 0.09 0.9
Santiago Guzman 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.004 0.03 0.9
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 1 10 1 5.00 40 26 2 0 -0.213 0.57 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: N Briles (3; J Torre).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Paul Pryor.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 10,918.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Dave Cash 2B 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Vic Davalillo CF 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Al Oliver 1B 3 Matty Alou 1B
4 Willie Stargell LF 4 Joe Torre 3B
5 Milt May C 5 Ted Simmons C
6 Richie Zisk RF 6 Jose Cruz CF
7 Jose Pagan 3B 7 Joe Hague RF
8 Gene Alley SS 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Nelson Briles P 9 Reggie Cleveland P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-0 1 1-- RR PIT W. Stargell R. Cleveland 13% 90% Home Run; Davalillo Scores
t1 0-0 1 -2- R PIT A. Oliver R. Cleveland 13% 65% Single to RF; Davalillo Scores; Oliver to 3B/Adv on E2
t2 1-0 2 12- R PIT D. Cash R. Cleveland 10% 71% Single to CF; Pagan Scores; Briles to 2B
b2 0-2 0 --- STL J. Torre N. Briles -7% 61% Double to LF
t1 1-0 1 --3 O PIT W. Stargell R. Cleveland -5% 60% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Reggie Cleveland facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash R. Cleveland -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT V. Davalillo R. Cleveland 4% 52% Double to RF
t1 0-0 1 -2- R PIT A. Oliver R. Cleveland 13% 65% Single to RF; Davalillo Scores; Oliver to 3B/Adv on E2
t1 1-0 1 --3 O PIT W. Stargell R. Cleveland -5% 60% Strikeout
t1 1-0 2 --3 O PIT M. May R. Cleveland -3% 56% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O STL L. Brock N. Briles 2% 59% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-1 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore N. Briles 2% 60% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-1 2 --- O STL M. Alou N. Briles 1% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Reggie Cleveland facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O PIT R. Zisk R. Cleveland -2% 59% Flyball: RF
t2 1-0 1 --- PIT J. Pagan R. Cleveland 2% 62% Single to LF
t2 1-0 1 1-- O PIT G. Alley R. Cleveland -3% 59% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 1-- PIT N. Briles R. Cleveland 2% 61% Single to CF; Pagan to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- R PIT D. Cash R. Cleveland 10% 71% Single to CF; Pagan Scores; Briles to 2B
t2 2-0 2 12- PIT V. Davalillo R. Cleveland 2% 73% Single to 2B; Briles to 3B; Cash to 2B
t2 2-0 2 123 O PIT A. Oliver R. Cleveland -5% 68% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- STL J. Torre N. Briles -7% 61% Double to LF
b2 0-2 0 -2- O STL T. Simmons N. Briles 5% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-2 1 -2- O STL J. Cruz N. Briles 4% 69% Strikeout
b2 0-2 2 -2- O STL J. Hague N. Briles 3% 73% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Reggie Cleveland facing 4-5-6
t3 2-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell R. Cleveland -2% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 2-0 1 --- O PIT M. May R. Cleveland -1% 70% Flyball: LF
t3 2-0 2 --- O PIT R. Zisk R. Cleveland -1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O STL D. Maxvill N. Briles 3% 72% Lineout: 2B
b3 0-2 1 --- O STL R. Cleveland N. Briles 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- STL L. Brock N. Briles -2% 71% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Brock to 2B
b3 0-2 2 -2- O STL T. Sizemore N. Briles 4% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Reggie Cleveland facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan R. Cleveland -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-0 1 --- PIT G. Alley R. Cleveland 2% 75% Single to CF
t4 2-0 1 1-- O PIT N. Briles R. Cleveland -1% 74% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Alley to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- O PIT D. Cash R. Cleveland -3% 71% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O STL M. Alou N. Briles 3% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-2 1 --- STL J. Torre N. Briles -3% 71% Hit By Pitch
b4 0-2 1 1-- O STL T. Simmons N. Briles 4% 74% Strikeout
b4 0-2 2 1-- STL J. Cruz N. Briles -3% 72% Single to LF; Torre to 2B
b4 0-2 2 12- O STL J. Hague N. Briles 5% 77% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Reggie Cleveland facing 2-3-4
t5 2-0 0 --- PIT V. Davalillo R. Cleveland 3% 79% Walk
t5 2-0 0 1-- O PIT A. Oliver R. Cleveland -2% 77% Popfly: 3B
t5 2-0 1 1-- RR PIT W. Stargell R. Cleveland 13% 90% Home Run; Davalillo Scores
t5 4-0 1 --- PIT M. May R. Cleveland 1% 91% Single to LF
t5 4-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Zisk R. Cleveland -1% 90% Strikeout
t5 4-0 2 1-- PIT J. Pagan R. Cleveland 1% 91% Single to RF; May to 2B
t5 4-0 2 12- R PIT G. Alley R. Cleveland 4% 95% Single to LF; May Scores; Pagan to 3B/Adv on E7
Chuck Taylor replaces Reggie Cleveland pitching and batting 9th
t5 5-0 2 1-3 O PIT N. Briles C. Taylor -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 8-9-1
b5 0-5 0 --- O STL D. Maxvill N. Briles 1% 95% Flyball: RF
Bob Stinson pinch hits for Chuck Taylor (P) batting 9th
b5 0-5 1 --- O STL B. Stinson N. Briles 1% 96% Strikeout
b5 0-5 2 --- O STL L. Brock N. Briles 0% 96% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Al Santorini facing 1-2-3
Al Santorini replaces Bob Stinson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash A. Santorini -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-0 1 --- O PIT V. Davalillo A. Santorini -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-0 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver A. Santorini -0% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 2-3-4
b6 0-5 0 --- O STL T. Sizemore N. Briles 1% 97% Lineout: CF
b6 0-5 1 --- STL M. Alou N. Briles -1% 95% Single to 3B/Bunt
b6 0-5 1 1-- STL J. Torre N. Briles -3% 92% Single to CF; Alou to 3B
b6 0-5 1 1-3 OO STL T. Simmons N. Briles 5% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Al Santorini facing 4-5-6
t7 5-0 0 --- PIT W. Stargell A. Santorini 0% 98% Single to CF
t7 5-0 0 1-- O PIT M. May A. Santorini -0% 97% Flyball: CF
t7 5-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Zisk A. Santorini -0% 97% Strikeout
t7 5-0 2 1-- O PIT J. Pagan A. Santorini -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 6-7-8
b7 0-5 0 --- STL J. Cruz N. Briles -2% 95% Single to LF
b7 0-5 0 1-- O STL J. Hague N. Briles 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 0-5 1 1-- O STL D. Maxvill N. Briles 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hague to 2B
Bob Burda pinch hits for Al Santorini (P) batting 9th
b7 0-5 2 -2- O STL B. Burda N. Briles 1% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Santiago Guzman facing 8-9-1
Santiago Guzman replaces Bob Burda (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-0 0 --- O PIT G. Alley S. Guzman -0% 98% Lineout: RF
t8 5-0 1 --- O PIT N. Briles S. Guzman -0% 98% Strikeout
t8 5-0 2 --- O PIT D. Cash S. Guzman -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 1-2-3
b8 0-5 0 --- O STL L. Brock N. Briles 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-5 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore N. Briles 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-5 2 --- O STL M. Alou N. Briles 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Santiago Guzman facing 2-3-4
t9 5-0 0 --- O PIT V. Davalillo S. Guzman -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-0 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver S. Guzman -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 5-0 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell S. Guzman -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Nelson Briles facing 4-5-6
Gene Clines replaces Willie Stargell playing LF batting 4th
b9 0-5 0 --- O STL J. Torre N. Briles 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 0-5 1 --- O STL T. Simmons N. Briles 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 0-5 2 --- STL J. Cruz N. Briles -0% 100% Double to LF
b9 0-5 2 -2- O STL J. Hague N. Briles 0% 100% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 0.

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